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At its May 1 meeting, the City Council passed an animal control ordinance on licensing dogs, cats and ferrets. Taylorsville based its ordinance on Salt Lake County and Sandy City ordinances, council member James Dunnigan said.

The ordinance addresses spaying and neutering, license exemptions, Americans with Disabilities Act issues and compliance with the state's cruelty to animals law.

- At its May 8 meeting, the City Council voted to buy refurbished workstations for City Hall at a $5,894 price tag, rather than buy refabricated furniture for $8,011 or new furniture for about $14,000.

"I think every $2,000 we can save, we'd better save," said council member Bruce Wasden.

- City officials are still accepting applications for suggested city logos. Early this month, the City Council voted to shorten Taylorsville-Bennion's name to Taylorsville.

The name change means letterhead, signage and documents will need to be changed. Residents with ideas should submit them to: Taylorsville City Hall, 2520 W. 4700 South.

Government action


During its April 30 meeting, the City Council:

- Approved a plan for spending $540,550 in federal community development block grant funds for 1996-97. The largest share, $300,000, will be used to repay a federal loan acquired last year for construction of a new Sandy Senior Center. Administrative costs will take up another $76,000, the Bluth Park trail and jogging path will receive a $34,000 allotment, and $32,000 will be used to provide emergency home repair for those in need. Part of the salary of a community police officer, who will work in the city's historic area, will be paid with $25,000 of community development funds.

- Voted 5-2 to approve a special zone for old Jordan High School, allowing SNK Realty Group to convert the 22-acre property into an entertainment-themed retail center. SNK plans to build a 200,000-square-foot retail mall, office buildings and a housing project. A $25 million theater complex with 14 movie screens will be the centerpiece of the devel-op-ment.

South Jordan

During its May 7 meeting, the City Council:

- Approved the City's grant applications for Utah River Enhancement and the Utah Non-Motorized Trails Program. The grants seek matching state and federal funds to build trails and preserve wetlands near the Jordan River. The effort also includes connecting the trails to the rest of the Jordan River Parkway project that runs along the river through Salt Lake County.